JCDGB PN 6 - 120204

Session 2003-2004, 12 February 2004

Rt Hon Keith Hill MP, Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The Draft Gambling Bill Committee wish to announce that the oral evidence session provisionally schedule with the Rt. Hon Keith Hill MP, on 24 February will not take place. A further press release will be issued when the details for the session with the ODPM have been confirmed.

Therefore the oral evidence sessions for Tuesday 24th February will be: At 10.00am (please note change of time): (OE 14) Transport and General Workers Union (10.00am - 10.30am); Advertising Association and Advertising Standards Authority (10.30am - 11.30am).

At 2.15pm: (OE 15): Prize competitions and Society Lotteries: Philip Circus and Susanna Fitzgerald QC, followed by the Lotteries Council and the Pools Promoters Association.

Both evidence sessions will take place in Committee Room 5, the Palace of Westminster.

Please note that the details of witnesses, timings and venue are provisional and subject to change.  It is advisable to contact the Committee Office information line on 020 7219 2033 or the Joint Committee's office on 020 7219 8388 to check the details a few days before the evidence session.